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TOO LONG AT THE FAIR  

SHORT FILM / Award Winning Directorial Debut

Charlie (Jessie Barr) and Val (Lena Hudson) are best friends and owners of a fledgling Princess Party business in Los Angeles. After a mishap at an important client's party the two find themselves in the hole and desperate for funds. They meet a charming divorcee (Chris Messina), and what begins as a provocative yet seemingly harmless adventure takes a downward turn that will alter their lives forever. 

Short of the Week calls TLATF, “Hilarious, heartbreaking and totally relatable. A real gem”. TLATF had its world premiere at the Oscar qualifying 2018 L.A. Shorts International Film Festival and won Best Comedy Short at the 2018 Salute Your Shorts Film Festival in Los, Angeles. TLATF had it’s UK premiere at the Manchester Film Festival and screened at the 2018 San Diego International Film Festival, the 2018 Boston Film Festival, the 2018 New Hampshire Film Festival and the 2018 St. Louis International Film Festival, among others. TLATF premiered online via Short of the Week, was featured on No Budge and is currently streaming on Vimeo.

Jessie and Lena are currently developing TLATF into an original series.

World Premiere at the 2018 L.A. International Short film Festival

* Winner Best Comedy Short at the 2018 Salute Your Shorts Film Festival

Official Selection 2018 Boston Film Festival

Official Selection 2018 San Diego International Film Festival

Official Selection 2018 New Hampshire Film Festival

Official Selection 2018 ST. Louis International Film Festival

UK Premiere at the 2018 Manchester Film Festival

Official Selection 2019 Lower East Side Film Festival

Online Premiere / Short of the Week

Featured / No Budge


PRESS

Hilarious, heartbreaking and totally relatable. Stellar performances…deliciously unpredictable. A real gem. - Short of the Week

Jessie Barr and Lena Hudson discuss how TLATF began, balancing tones, and what was the hardest scene to pull off. - No Budge

The Chekhovian ideal is embodied perfectly by Too Long at the Fair, a story that surveys the vast spectrum of human experience - BrightWall/DarkRoom

A Bold Take on Adulthood by Best Friends About Best Friends - Screen Queens

LA’s most inspiring stories: meet Jessie Barr - Voyage LA Magazine

Jessie Barr and Lena Hudson land this so perfectly. And Messina kills it! I have to see more from these ladies. - Peter Rinaldi (Filmmaker Magazine)

From stage to screen with Jessie Barr & Lena Hudson's short ‘Too Long at the Fair’ - Exit 6 / UK

Too Long at the Fair’ Review: A Flirty and Varied 14 Minutes - Film Era

Too Long at the Fair’ packs a lot of punch - The Light Leaks

Give Yourself Permission: Making Movies With Your Best Friend - Medium

Top 5 Standout Short Films at SIFF 2018 - Film Snob Review

Interview with Too Long at the Fair’s Actor / Writer / Stars Jessie Barr & Lena Hudson. - Film Snob Review

TEAM

Written & Directed by Jessie Barr & Lena Hudson

Produced by Jessie Barr, Lena Hudson, Joe Dinnen & Tom O'Brien

Co-Produced by Libby Ewing

Director of Photography Jac Fitzgerald

Edited by Alec Styborski

 

CAST

Chris Messina

Jessie Barr

Lena Hudson

Vivian Bang

Fia Fischler

  

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